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This Day In Wrestling History – January 2nd



Trivia

2008 – The Associated Press reported that the father of the late Chris Benoit had reached a verbal agreement over the estate of his son. Michael Benoit stated that the estate would pretty much” be evenly split between his son’s two children from a previous marriage – a 15-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl – and the family of his slain wife Nancy. Michael Benoit, who has been acting on the children’s behalf

Title Changes

1959 – Fred Blassie defeats Ray Gunkel to win the NWA Georgia Southern Heavyweight title in Atlanta, Georgia

1979 – Dick Slater defeats Joe LeDuc to win the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title in Tampa, Florida

1980 – Ox Baker defeats Bruiser Brody to win the WCCW American Heavyweight Title

1981 – Mike Graham & Barry Windham defeat The Cowboy Connection (Bobby Jaggers & R.T. Tyler) to win the NWA Florida Tag Team Title in Orlando, Florida

1982 – Jimmy Valiant defeats Ivan Koloff to win the NWA Television Title

1983 – Jacques Rougeau defeats Sabu the Wildman (Coco Samoa) to win the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title in Memphis, Tennessee

1985 – Terry Taylor defeats Buddy Landel to win the MSW Television Title

1990 – Arn Anderson defeats The Great Muta to win the NWA Television Title

1990 – Danny Davis defeats Joey Maggs to win the USWA Junior Heavyweight Title

1997 – Brian Christopher defeats Wolfie D to win the USWA Heavyweight Title in Memphis, Tennessee, for the 23rd time.

2004 – The Great Kosuke & Shiryu defeat Mr Gannosuke & Tetsuhiro Kuroda to win the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles

2011 – Minoru defeats Kaz Hayashi to win the AJPW Junior Heavyweight Title

Birthdays

Today would have been the birthday of 2-time World Heavyweight Champion ‘The Golden Greek’ Jim Londos (117)

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